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Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
The first television advert for abortion services in the UK is to be aired on Channel 4 next week, prompting anger from anti-abortion groups. The advert asks "Are you late?" referring to a woman who has missed her period and directs women facing an unplanned pregnancy to Marie Stopes International's 24-hour helpline, which is paying for the slot.
Friday 12 March 2010
Monday 01 March 2010
Celebrity cyclists including Fearne Cotton and David Walliams will set off on a thousand mile ride from John O'Groats to Land's End today aiming to raise £1 million for Sport Relief.
Sunday 17 January 2010
There's much enthusiastic talk of fitness regimes at this time of year, but thanks to the cold, only a hardy few have actually got started. After all, there's no point going for a jog when a slip on some ice could set your routine back weeks, is there? And being snowed in overnight at Fitness First is unlikely to be as cosy as suffering the same fate at John Lewis.
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Davina McCall has said she feels bad about allowing her children to watch TV.
Monday 04 January 2010
The underlying theme for what Channel Four promise us will be their final Celebrity Big Brother had been supplied by Jean Paul Sartre – that famous suggestion from Huis Clos that "Hell is other people". Regular viewers of CBB's opening episodes will know that Sartre got it slightly wrong: for those desperate enough to enter this mausoleum of fame: "Hell is other people not having a clue who you are".
Sunday 30 August 2009
Farewell, then, Big Brother – daring social experiment turned ruthlessly efficient famous-making machine turned public flogging of mental defectives for an ostensibly 21st-century audience. Last week, Channel 4 confirmed that it will not be screening the show after next year's series comes to an end. The programme's 10-year, downhill rollercoaster ride has seen ratings drop from 10 million to two million, during which time the Elstree studios have begun to echo with the teeth-grinding screech of barrels being scraped and even Davina McCall has struggled to act enthusiastic about the visibly withering format.
Sunday 14 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Banksy has come in from the cold to stage his largest ever exhibition in his hometown of Bristol.
Friday 29 May 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Friday 09 January 2009
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/cyberclinic-t-3.html" target="_blank">Cyberclinic: The Big Book Download</a>
Tuesday 30 September 2008
"Maybe outside the polar ice caps have melted," fantasises Malcolm Tucker in an episode of the BBC's The Thick Of It. "Maybe there's robots knocking about and Davina McCall is the new Pope. Maybe you can download rice."
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Cilla Black is making her return to TV with a new dating show, it was revealed today.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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